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GYRE & GIMBLE lyrics : "Lili Marlene"

Underneath the lantern,
By the barrack gate
Darling I remember

The way you used to wait
IT was there that you whispered tenderly,
That you loved me,

You'd always be,
My Lilli of the Lamplight,
My own Lilli Marlene


Time would come for roll call,
Time for us to part,

Darling I'd caress you
And press you to my heart,
And there 'neath that far-off lantern light,

I'd hold you tight ,
We'd kiss good night,
My Lilli of the Lamplight,

My own Lilli Marlene

Orders came for sailing,

Somewhere over there
All confined to barracks
was more than I could bear

I knew you were waiting in the street
I heard your feet,
But could not meet,

My Lilly of the Lamplight,
my own Lilly Marlene


Resting in our billets,
Just behind the lines
Even tho' we're parted,

Your lips are close to mine
You wait where that lantern softly gleams,
Your sweet face seems

To haunt my dreams
My Lilly of the Lamplight,
My own Lilly Marlene

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